It seems like this would be the perfect opportunity to let loose and just see what happens. Maybe it's a case of wanting and being able to do both? Looking at Matt Rockefeller's instagram page, I would say that he could easily do either MG or PB projects. He seems to just prefer MG subject matter, but his style could work for either. If I was in your situation, I think I would include both PB pieces and MG/YA art as well. That way the person doing your portfolio review will have a range of what you are truly capable of.
@willicreate yeah my professors always made sure we had good prints. Though honestly once you have a decent enough image via print or screen I feel like having the right value you range is more important than colors. I’ll often take some creative liberties with the colors anyways.
Apart from all the usual considerations that come with working together on a project(not being too controlling, dealing with disagreements, etc).
*How feasible is it for two authors living in completely different meridians to partner up in a project with the possibility of self-publishing?
*Is there a blazed-trail kind of way to make this easy in legal terms?
*Do we need to create a company in each/one of our countries?
*Are there any associations dedicated to making these types of authoring partnerships possible?
*How is the receiving-money aspect generally managed? A joint international bank account? An offshore account?(!?) My main objective would be to have a way to handle the money in a way that one party does not have to completely trust the other for their money to be safe. For example if my PC got hacked and the attacker got to my (our) bank account, that they wouldn’t be able to empty the account and because of my “mistake”, the other author also comes out empty-handed.
I know this question got very technical and legal, but ANY pointers in the right direction if you have experience would be greatly appreciated.
The thing I felt could have been most helpful when I joined was some type of direction on what to start with & what order to follow the classes, so it was great when you listened to our feedback & added the Curriculum! I just saw on this post that you added a "Start Here" as well.
I haven't checked them out or followed it yet, but it's good to have it available, especially for those who are new. (I have chronic illness, so my use & participation here is erratic, and I have taken classes on somewhat related topics that gave me somewhat of a headstart over absolute beginners, such as: Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, & Graphic Design).
One thing that I think would be very helpful (if you don't have it) is a class on the basic principles of graphic design. I've seen some of these principles taught within classes, but I haven't seen a class that just goes over basic design principles.
It also might be nice if this class (or a separate class) talked about selecting mediums. It could give brief examples / introduction to various traditional media, and a sample of the various digital options (and let them know they can find free tutorials for these online). (I remember Jake mentioning in a YouTube video about how you can use various types of pens, including regular ballpoint pens.) Most people have heard of Adobe Photoshop, and you can mention that most of the classes here use Photoshop & Procreate, but maybe you could mention that there are a spectrum of options, such as free programs like GIMP, subscription options like Adobe, and one time purchase programs like Procreate and Affinity.
You could also explain the difference between raster based graphics and vector based graphics, & some pros and cons of each. Pros and cons of working traditionally vs. digitally would be another good topic.
This class could also talk about converting traditional art to a digital copy (I remember Lee talking about taking digital photographs of paintings to create a high quality digital copy), and how Jake sometimes works in a combination of traditional and digital. (I've seen videos where he starts with paper & colored pencil to sketch, then scans and works on it digitally, and sometimes inks &/or colors by hand.)
I think this could help beginners know what options there are, and feel comfortable using whatever is available to them.
@Griffin If the assignment is composition and value try to find drawings "coloured in" not just line-based. I think if you find some really nice compositions in line work then use them for the composition part only. I suppose once you find work whether paintings or drawings and do the value study part, you could try and place what you learn value wise to the line drawing compositions to experiment. If you don't want to do that much work I'd stick to the homework more closely. I am sure you could find other line based work that has more values -graphic novels etc.
I very much enjoyed this class though I never completed it and struggled to apply it to my own work. I look forward to returning to it in the future.
To me, having the horizon line higher on the page and having the character facing the horizon makes it seem like the character is leaving behind a lot, taking a risk, or heading into the unknown (at least that's how I read it).
@phoenix-yip hi! Well, everyone can enter. All you have to do is to post your work in the contest thread. However, the winners will only be choosen from the subscribed students. You also need to be subscribed if you want to view the critique session.